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Pittsburgh Oakland Table Tennis Club

Pittsburgh Oakland Table Tennis Club

Location: Ace Hotel, 120 S. Whitfield St., Pittsburgh PA 15206

Secondary LocationCentral Catholic High School Basketball Gym, 4699 Winthrop St., Pittsburgh PA 15213

Days: See the current up-to-date event schedule on the left-hand side of this page. 


  • League play: $10 per visit — First time free!
  • Group clinic: $10/hour for a 3 hour session — First time free!
  • Open play: Free!
  • Monthly Membership: $15/month — includes access to weekly league play
  • College Student Membership: Half off at $7/month!

Contact information:
Feel free to contact us with any general inquiries about our club at

Individual Coaching:
Individual Coaching is available by appointment. Coaches are generally flexible and we’ll be happy to find a coach that can accommodate your schedule. Contact with any questions or inquiries.

Equipment:  10 competition Butterfly tables, 1 training table (robot + multi-ball station).

Facility: Wood floor gymnasium, air conditioning, excellent lighting. Walking distance to food shops, bus lines, etc. Full bar and restaurant adjoining gymnasium.


Other Club Information

POTTC committee:

Bartholomew Elliott – President and Assistant Coach
Mark Krotec – Vice President and Assistant Coach
Akbar Ormes – Head Coach and Treasurer
Tomo Teraoka – Assistant Coach
Jan Lars Austero – Secretary
Anthony Lewis
Jeff Pepper
Rick Claraval

Sunday League Play Format
:    Doors open at 1 hour prior to play.  Prelim Round Robin play – players of ALL ratings mixed.   Final Round Robin event – pairings are based on finish of prelim RR + player rating.

Circuit Competition/Ratings: 
Total points are used to determine the seasonal club champion in each division.  In addition, an ongoing rating system similar to the South Park Club is used to record league standings, and to determine handicaps for periodic handicap tournaments.

Periodic alternative competitive play/Money event: usually $20 entry fee.  Normal RR format in each division (level). Winners receive 50%, second place 30%, third 10% of entry fees.  10% pooled for later money event extravaganza and player awards.

Ratings: In addition, an ongoing rating system similar to the USATT system is used to record league standings and determine handicaps for handicap tournaments. Each player’s rating is adjusted after each game, depending on who won and difference between the opponent’s rating and their own:

 +500 or more  Win +60  Lose  -1
 +400 to +500      +50        -2
 +300 to +400      +40        -3
 +200 to +300      +30        -5
 +100 to +200      +25       -10
 -100 to +100      +20       -20
 -100 to -200      +10       -25
 -200 to -300       +5       -30
 -300 to -400       +3       -40
 -400 to -500       +2       -50
 -500 or more       +1       -60

Ratings are calculated using the ePonger table tennis league management software program written by Jeff Pepper.

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